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Division of Occupational Psychology

The Division of Occupational Psychology exists to promote the professional interests of occupational psychologists and to support the development of psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.

For any queries about the DOP please contact the Member Networks team at [email protected]

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The DOP is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and has appointed a short-life task and finish group to:

  • Report to and advise the DOP Committee and DOP Executive on EDI matters and make recommendations for consideration by the DOP Committee and Executive.
  • Look at EDI in the context of inequalities and disadvantage including social and economic factors as well as protected characteristics as indicated in the UK Equalities Act (2010)
  • Work in alignment with the objectives set out in the BPS Declaration on equality, diversity and inclusion

The task and finish group’s recommendations will allow the DOP committee to introduce sustainable measures across the division in support of EDI.  

Following a robust and open recruitment process, the group met for the first time in June 2021.  It will meet regularly over a 12-month period to create a DOP EDI stakeholder map; scope EDI issues and priorities in the domain of occupational psychology; review evidence and propose effective, implementable and sustainable ways to:

  • Capture/promote the benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Improve EDI in all of DOP’s offerings to its members
  • Support DOP members in relation to EDI
  • Support career paths in OP
  • Support the society’s objectives in the BPS EDI Taskforce workplan
  • Disseminate the OP knowledgebase to promote positive change

Read the full terms of reference for the EDI Task and Finish Group.

Read the role description for the EDI Task and Finish Group Lead.

Read the role description for EDI Task and Finish Group members.

EDI Task and Finish Group Members

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